Horsetail Milkweed Seed
The prized milkweed for Monarch butterfly larvae in Arizona! A. subverticillata, or “horsetail milkweed,” grows up to 4 ft. tall and has very narrow, whorled leaves. It prefers disturbed habitats such as roadsides, sandy flats, or grasslands between 3,000-8,000 ft. in elevation. It’s cream-colored flowers bloom between June-September. This is a host-plant for monarch and queen butterfly larvae. Plant in partial to full sun, wet to dry conditions.
This seed was ethically wild harvested or farmed in Southern Arizona. Seeds may have substandard germination rates due to natural seed dormancy. Seed packets contain 15-20 seeds.